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LTER Antarctic satellite telemetry of humpback whales
Curtice C., A. Friedlaender, P. Halpin, D. Johnston, H. Ducklow and N. Gales. 2015. LTER Antarctic satellite telemetry of humpback whales. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd.

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

This data is from 5 humpback whales that were tagged in the Western Antarctic Peninsula in 2012. The tags were SPOT5 Platform Transmitting Terminals. Tags were programmed to transmit between 00:00 and 04:00, and between 12:00 and 16:00 (GMT) daily, and were activated upon first dive after tagging. more

The purpose of this effort is to deepen the understanding of movement patterns and behaviors of humpback whales. This information is important to better understand the relationships between whales and their prey in an increasingly warming Western Antarctic Peninsula.

Research was conducted under grant award ANT-0823101 and NMFS permit 14097, ACA permit 2009-013, and Duke University IACUC A049-112-02.

Research was conducted under a collaboration with the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Program’s Palmer Long-term Ecological Research Program and the Australian Antarctic division.

Only data aggregated per 1-degree cell are available through OBIS. The non-aggregated data are available from the OBIS SEAMAP Portal.

Biology > Mammals
Marine, Satellite tracking, PSW, Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)

Geographical coverage
PSW, Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
3 January 2012 - 14 June 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) [WoRMS]

Behaviour, Occurrence of biota

Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), moredata creator Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, moredata creator Duke University, moredata creator Duke University; Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, moredata creator Oregon State University; Marine Mammal Institute, moredata creator Oregon State University; Marine Mammal Institute; Bio-Telemetry and Behavioral Ecology Laboratory (BTBEL), moredata provider

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OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-26
Information last updated: 2016-06-30
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